Pros and Cons of an Open Kitchen Design
At Home Pro Transformations, we love transforming kitchens into beautiful, functional spaces for Rochester homeowners to create beautiful memories in. One thing we’ve learned is there’s no one-size-fits-all kitchen design. Every family and home has its own perfect design.
When you think of all the memories you’ve made in your home over the years, how many of them were made in your kitchen? Chances are good that many of your most endearing family memories have taken place in the kitchen over a hot stove, a pot of coffee, or a comforting bowl of ice cream.
Our kitchens represent the best of who we are as humans because the kitchen is a space for caring, connection, and creativity. That’s why the best kitchens blend form and function flawlessly while creating a comforting space for loved ones to live and share in.
If you’re thinking of moving to an open kitchen design, we’ll cover the pros and cons of this design below to help you make the best decision. Give us a call to schedule a virtual meeting and share design ideas for your kitchen!
The Beauty of Open Kitchen Designs
There’s no doubt that open kitchen designs have become more popular over the past few years. Open kitchens first rose to popularity in the 1990s, and these days they’re a design favorite among new home buyers. Rather than a separate room, an open kitchen is open on at least one side, typically integrated with the dining room and living room.
With a traditional closed kitchen, the person preparing the food is physically cut off from their friends and family, separated by a wall. Many homeowners love open kitchens because they remove that separation, giving everyone an opportunity to interact while the meal is prepared. And there’s nothing quite like watching (and smelling!) a beautiful meal while it’s being prepared.
These are just a few benefits of an open kitchen design:
● Better ventilation
● Better natural lighting
● Makes home feel more spacious
● Easier to serve food
● A chance to show off kitchen skills
Closed Kitchen Design
There are a few reasons you may still prefer a closed kitchen design. A closed kitchen design is more traditional and formal. If you entertain frequently, you may not appreciate the sounds of a running dishwasher or other appliances. And some chefs just prefer the privacy of a closed kitchen.
If you love the idea of an open kitchen but you don’t want to give up your privacy, your kitchen contractor can pull a few design tricks to achieve the best of both worlds. Our kitchen remodeling pros can help you choose from a wide range of design concepts, including:
● U-shaped kitchen
● L-shaped kitchen
● Peninsula kitchen
● Galley kitchen
Are you ready to transform your Rochester kitchen? To connect with a member of our team, call us at 507.361.2160 or contact us online to schedule an onsite estimate or virtual meeting.